Acer just debuted five new phones and a tablet

Acer had a lot to get off its chest before the weekend, announcing five new smartphones, a new tablet and offering details on its new wearable smartband, for a total of seven new devices launching in 2014.

Most interesting are the Liquid Leap smartband and its paired smartphone, the curved Liquid Jade. The two will be bundled together "in selected markets," Acer said in a press release.

We originally saw the Liquid Leap in April, but Acer played coy about its release then.

The Liquid Leap is a 1-inch touch screen housed in a rubber wristband with fitness and sleep tracking, phone notifications and music controls. Its battery life is tagged at seven days and it comes in white, black, blue, pink and orange.

Acer Liquid Leap

Ready to lap up this Leap?

The Liquid Jade, meanwhile, is a curved 5-inch HD smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat and a 13MP camera. Both smartphone and wearable launch in the third quarter of 2014, Acer said.

Acer Liquid Jade

The Liquid Jade is ever-so-slightly curved

That's not all

But the Leap-Jade combo is only a small part of Acer's announcements. The Taiwanese company has also debuted four other smartphones.

Acer Liquid X1

The octa-core Acer Liquid X1

The impressive Liquid X1 sports a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, a 13MP camera, a 5.7-inch display, 2GB of memory and microSD expansion.

Acer Liquid Z200

The Acer Liquid Z200 will be more budget-friendly

Where the X1 is professional- and business-focused, the budget-priced Acer Liquid Z200 smartphone is focused on "color" and "fun." It comes in five colors, has a 4-inch display and Android KitKat.

Acer Liquid E600 E700

The Liquid E600 is on the left, and the Acer E700 on the right

Next up are the Liquid E700 and Liquid E600, two similar devices with varying specs. The travel-ready E700 has an impressive 3,500mAh battery, triple SIM capability, a 5-inch screen, 4GB of storage with microSD room, Android KitKat and a quad-core processor.

The E600 has similar specs, including a 5-inch display and quad-core processor, but lacks the triple SIM capability of the E700.

Don't forget the tablet

Finally Acer announced the Iconia Tab 8, a Wi-Fi-only tablet with an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 anti-fingerprint display, Intel Atom quad-core chip, Android KitKat and microSD expansion.

Acer Iconia Tab 8

The Iconia Tab 8 is just right at eight inches

All of these devices have various "intuitive and convenient" control and interface features, like the X1's AcerRAPID rear button, as well as its Acer Zoom Fit and AcerFLOAT UI tweaks. The former limits the display's active area when you're using it with one hand, while the latter is a multi-tasking tool.

In addition they'll all launch in Q3 this year, so watch out for more info as summer gets on.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.